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Has anyone fitted this and is it worth doing. The support bearing is a little lose on mine so its either replace the bearing or bin it and replace the shaft.

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I just received an extension shaft I ordered from the UK.   Not quite the quality shown on the website (see lower image):   http://www.iinet.net.au/[email protected]/Lotus/shaft2.jpg   I go

It's not cheap, but I'd say it's worth it in preference to replacing what you have now. Less stuff to bind and flex.

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I just received an extension shaft I ordered from the UK.

 

Not quite the quality shown on the website (see lower image):

 

http://www.iinet.net.au/[email protected]/Lotus/shaft2.jpg

 

I got an extra one by mistake, but, needless to say, I won't be fitting either.

 

Seems to be a different material, has no finishing, already going rusty, etc...

 

Does anyone want a free one? :D

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That surely looks like a sorry piece of gear...

How on Earth someone would put their name on having made that and even sell it, is beyond me..

 

But I would like to ask anyhow: what is this supposed to do?

 

Cheers,

Jaques.

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How much did they pay you to take those Ian? They're truly terrible.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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But I would like to ask anyhow: what is this supposed to do?

Jacques, on older Stevens cars, the rod which connects the gearbox to your gearchange translator mechanism is partially supported by a bearing/bracket which needs regular lubrication. Sometimes the rod jams inside the bearing. The modification removes the bearing/bracket and substitutes a more robust rod.

http://www.iinet.net.au/[email protected]/Lotus/translatorSE.jpg

 

How much did they pay you to take those Ian? They're truly terrible

LOL. Needless to say, Michael, I didn't send the second one back to it's origin by expensive registered post :P

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The thicker shaft doesn't flex during gearchange which eliminates the need for the support - so I'd say the thicker shaft is superior in all instances - one fewer part to service and keep lubricated, and less flex to boot. It's a no brainer. Thankfully mine was already fitted with it.

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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I'm can't really see the physics behind it. The standard shaft is still pretty thick. I don't see it bending under any circumstances. The new type shaft seems to shift all the load to the gearbox bearing.

 

I agree on the lubrication part, but my car isn't subjected to the weather/road conditions you guys would experience.

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hi,

200 k miles ago i changed the support bearing of the selector schaft

put stainless steel on the schaft, and an bigger support bearing, more material = more stability i think

working outstanding .

greetings  sietse // holland

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